Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Horse

Horse Year Start End
1918 Feb.11,1918 Jan.31,1919
1930 Jan.30,1930 Feb.16,1931
1942 Feb.15,1942 Feb.4,1943
1954 Feb.3,1954 Jan.23,1955
1966 Jan.21,1966 Feb.8,1967
1978 Feb.7,1978 Jan.27,1979
1990 Jan.27,1990 Feb.14,1991
2002 Feb.12,2002 Jan.31,2003
2014 Jan.31,2014 Feb.18,2015
2026 Feb.17,2026 Feb.5,2027

Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
  • Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

They always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shinning points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.
  • Strengths
    Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction. 
  • Weaknesses
    The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success. 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
  • Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Monkey
    Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
  • Complementary Match: Pig
    They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
  • Intimate Friend: Snake
    They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
  • Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
    They cannot understand and support each other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Adventurers, writers, architects, businessmen, performers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artist, politicians, critics, tour guide...
  • Best Working Partners: Tiger, Sheep, Dog
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 30-50
  • Best Career Fields: Artistic Field, Political Circle, Commercial Fields and Tourism Industry
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Horse
The year of 2019 will be favorable for those with Chinese zodiac sign Horse, especially in their career and love relationship. They may have good opportunities to get promotions or get nice grades in study. Smart investments will bring them some extra profits. Single Horses are likely to fall in love with someone this year, especially for females. They need to pay attention to their health condition. Don’t put much burden upon themselves.
Horse Luck in 2019
Combined with the western 12 constellations, Horses' characteristics tends to be more specific, such as self-disciplined Aries, ambitious Taurus, confident Gemini, cautious Cancer, tough Leo, prudent Virgo, graceful Libra, passionate Scorpio, enthusiastic Sagittarius, aspirant Capricorn, generous Aquarius and insightful Pisces.
Apart from sharing some similar general personality traits, People born in the Year of the Horse also subtly features different characteristics based on four blood types. People with type O are usually emotional facing the uncertain situation, but romantic in perusing the true love. Type A people are industrious and persistent, striving to fulfill every ambition, while quick temper makes themselves under great pressure. Those with type B are usually upright and warm-hearted, attracting a lot of friends around, who can be the powerful backup for them. And the type AB ones are wild and unruly in society; they are fond of taking risks to try everything new. Traveling far is what they often do.

Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.
Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.

Horse Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)
- Last modified on Mar. 21, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Horse
Asked by Lee from USA | Mar. 12, 2019 19:34Reply
My birthday is 03/24/1954. I have some health issue cropping up. Will I make it?
And when will my land sell?
Answers (1)
Answered by Daniel from MALAYSIA | Mar. 13, 2019 19:40

Hi, in general, this year is favorable for you and things may get better in health aspect. It is available for you to sell land in the next half of year.
Asked by Haley K from USA | Feb. 26, 2019 08:20Reply
I'm a Metal Horse (July 17, 1990). How do things look for me in 2019?
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Answered by Garry from CANADA | Feb. 26, 2019 18:45

In general, this is a good year for you and you are likely to have a smooth career and it will also be lucky in love life. However, you need to pay more attention to the interpersonal relationship and your health condition.
Asked by Earth Horse from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 14, 2019 12:20Reply
2019 for Earth Horse any hope?
I have had a hellish few years it seems like this endless pit of one failure to another and since last month I didn't get the jobs or promotion which I felt I deserved, I didn't get any of the houses I wanted and my private relationship ended as my partner was cheating on me.
I truly have started to feel hopeless and really want to give up, is there any hope in 2019? Female Earth Horse born 1979 5:05 am.
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 14, 2019 18:50

Hey, cheer up! Never give up and you know this year is very favorable for you and things will get better. You are likely to get some achievements in career with the help of your colleagues and friends, In love relationship, you are also possible to find new matched partners. Good luck!
Asked by RGP from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 14, 2019 06:18Reply
I am a metal horse and scorpio is my monthly sign. What's my 2019 will be like?
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Answered by Anne from USA | Feb. 14, 2019 18:44

This year will be favorable for the people with Horse sign, especially in career and love relationship aspects. You are likely to get a promotion and even find your soulmate. However, you may suffer some small diseases in health aspect and you need to be more careful about that.
Asked by Sharon from CANADA | Feb. 06, 2019 21:00Reply
Fire Horse 02-04-1966
What does 2019 have in store for me career wise and health wise? Thank you!
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Answered by Alan from MALAYSIA | Feb. 12, 2019 23:02

Your overall luck is not bad. You may accumulate some wealth this year and you are likely to get some achievements at work. There is no large problem on health condition. However, you may suffer some troubles in interpersonal relationship.
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